ARDEN HILLS, MINN. — Land O’Lakes Ingredients has added green chile queso to its line of cheese powders and seasonings. The new seasoning involves green chile, garlic and onion melting into cheese seasoned with tomato, white pepper, chili powder and jalapeños. Potential applications include baked foods, snacks, sauces, dips and salad dressings.

“We think it’s the perfect Tex-Mex fusion of flavors,” said Jim Jarman, marketing and sales leader for the ingredients team at Land O’Lakes. “Spicy is now the No. 1 appetizer flavor in restaurants. Queso has also seen tremendous growth as a salty snack flavor, along with green chile and jalapeño flavors.”